The existing service offers discounts of up to 30% on calls to up to five user-designated phone numbers. With the change, customers will also receive
Yu Yu Call discounts when using FOMA videophone, M-stage V-LiveTM video streaming or M-stage Visual NetTM videoconferencing during calls to designated phone numbers.
The Yu Yu Call discount service has been available for both 2G and FOMA voice calls, with a basic monthly fee of 180 Japanese yen. Thirty percent is deducted on call charges to designated DoCoMo numbers, and a 10% discount applies to calls to designated non-DoCoMo numbers and fixed-line phones. From April 2002, DoCoMo added a bonus service that awards a 10 yen dialing allowance to the called party for every 3 minutes that a call lasts, provided that person is a DoCoMo user and registered as one of the caller's designated numbers.
Application for the new Yu Yu Call service starts today (September 8 for FOMA Data Plan 22 subscribers) at all DoCoMo Shops and at http://www.esite.nttdocomo.co.jp/ (Japanese only). This website can also be accessed from the official i-mode menu known as iMenuTM. Application is also possible by calling 151 from a DoCoMo mobile phone, or dialing 0120-800-000 (Japanese) or 0120-005-250 (English) from a fixed-line phone. All numbers are toll-free. Discounts start from the next full month following application.
In the line with official requirements, DoCoMo today notified the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs and Posts and Telecommunications of its new service.
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 46 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include i-mode, the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over
39 million subscribers, and FOMA, launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North and South America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North and South America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english
i-mode, FOMA, Yu Yu Call, i-menu, M-stage V-Live and M-stage Visual Net are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
mova is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.